Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
(Madison Avery, Book 1)

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Synopsis

My name is Madison Avery, and I'm here to tell you that there's more out there than you can see, hear, or touch. Because I'm there. Seeing it. Touching it. Living it.

Madison's prom was killer—literally. For some reason she's been targeted by a dark reaper—yeah, that kind of reaper—intent on getting rid of her, body and soul. But before the reaper could finish the job, Madison was able to snag his strange, glowing amulet and get away.

Now she's stuck on Earth—dead but not gone. Somehow the amulet gives her the illusion of a body, allowing her to toe the line between life and death. She still doesn't know why the dark reaper is after her, but she's not about to just sit around and let fate take its course.

With a little ingenuity, some light-bending, and the help of a light reaper (one of the good guys! Maybe . . . ), her cute crush, and oh yeah, her guardian angel, Madison's ready to take control of her own destiny once and for all, before it takes control of her.

Well, if she believed in that stuff.

 

About Kim Harrison

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New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison was born and raised in Michigan, and has recently returned there to better escape the South Carolina heat. Her bestselling Hollows novels include Dead Witch Walking; The Good, the Bad, and the Undead; Every Which Way But Dead; A Fistful of Charms; For a Few Demons More; The Outlaw Demon Wails; White Witch, Black Curse; Black Magic Sanction; Pale Demon; A Perfect Blood; and Ever After. She also writes the bestselling Madison Avery YA series, including Once Dead, Twice Shy and Early to Death, Early to Rise.
 
Published May 22, 2009 by HarperCollins. 246 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Romance, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Harrison delivers a good story to her readers without leaving the YOUNG adult world too far behind.

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Kim Harrison, best known for her Rachel Morgan fantasy series, jumps into the growing paranormal teen genre with Once Dead, Twice Shy, her first entry in her new Madison Avery series.

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Kim Harrison has a gift for infusing today’s world with an urban fantasy twist.

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Examiner

Kim's Harrison's novel Once Dead, Twice Shy is a continuation of her short story 'Madison Avery and the Dim Reaper'.

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Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Some fantasy violence, a car accident in which a girl is killed but comes back to life, reapers take the lives of humans, a water-skiing accident with injury.

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Open Book Society

In the meantime I think I need to go look up the real Vlad on google and read up on the character that this Vlad was based on…..a book making me want to read history….you know something is wrong there.

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Open Book Society

), her cute crush, and oh yeah, her guardian angel, Madison’s ready to take control of her own destiny once and for all, before it takes control of her.

Apr 27 2012 | Read Full Review of Once Dead, Twice Shy (Madison...

Fantasy Literature

Madison Avery is dead, but that won’t stop her from trying to live a normal life for a high school girl.

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SBY Teens

Madison, best known for her punk/bright goth style and her photography habit, being offed on prom night hasn’t made her rocky social life any easier.

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